The Odyssée programme of residencies for artists and culture professionals

With the support of the French Ministry of culture and communication, the ACCR has been coordinating, the “Odyssée” artist-in-residency program. The program is aiming at artists, researchers and culture professionals from countries other than France wanting to develop projects within French Cultural Centers – Historic Monuments. More than 400 artists from over 50 different countries have taken part in the program, developing projects in different areas such as music, architecture, arts and crafts, visual arts, dramatic writing, novel writing, scriptwriting, animated film-making, photography and journalism.

 The programme makes available, for those residents whose projects have been selected by one of the Centres culturel de rencontre or by the ACCR itself, a maintenance grant of €1200 per month and the reimbursement of associated travel costs.

The programme enables residents to be accommodated free of charge at one of the CCRs and puts at their disposition the technical resources for them to bring their residency project to fruition. The residency grants are normally awarded for a period of one month, though this may be extended to six months. Applications should be addressed to the chosen Centre, with a copy sent to the ACCR, and must be compatible with the specific activity of the Centre itself. The deadline for receipt of applications is 15 November of the year preceding the year of the requested residency.

Applications for residencies in the field of cultural administration and the development of cultural networks may be addressed directly to the ACCR. They must include the proposed resident’s CV, the residency project on the chosen site, a covering letter and a letter of recommendation.

The 2016 call for projects will soon be available